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Rising country star to perform at Penticton Peach Festival

One of Canadian country music’s rising stars will be onstage opening night at the 67th annual Penticton Peach Festival.

Livy Jeanne will perform Aug. 6, just prior to legendary Canadian country group Emerson Drive.

This will be the third visit to the South Okanagan for the young Albertan artist. In 2013, she was the opening act for Alan Jackson and earlier this year she performed as part of the Young Guns Tour.

“We are excited to have Livy performing at Peach Festival,” said entertainment director Bill Kolter. “She has incredible talent. She has the ability to combine country twang with pop polish.”

She released the heralded EP, Under the Radar, in 2012.  Now armed with a fresh bunch of tracks, I Wanna Fall in Love; Any Other Way; and Something New; have received widespread airplay on Canadian country radio.

“I want my sound to be one that will make a seven-year-old want to dance, but at the same time will appeal to people my mom’s age who like that heartfelt, honest take on country music,” Livy said.

Peachfest, the largest free festival in Western Canada, is scheduled August 6-10.   For further information go to peachfest.com

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